Privacy Policy

Maret School is committed to protecting the privacy of information that users provide through the Maret website. This Privacy Policy outlines what the School collects and how information is used when the Maret website is visited.

Personally Identifiable Information

Certain information that may be collected could be used to identify the user if the user provides it, such as name, date of birth, Social Security number, phone number, email address, physical address, bank account information, credit card information, or any combination of information that could be used to identify the user (collectively, the "PII").

Maret Respects Your Privacy

Maret respects the privacy of every individual who accesses the School’s website. The School does not sell, rent, give away, or loan a user’s PII to any third parties (other than agents, contractors, or service providers of Maret School) unless the School has the user’s (or the user’s parent/guardian's) consent or is required by subpoena, court order, or legal process to do so. Maret maintains appropriate security measures to protect against the loss, misuse, and alteration of the PII under the School’s control.

Information Maret Collects

Through the website, Maret may collect the following types of information:

  • Information the user provides
    To communicate effectively with visitors to Maret’s website, the School may ask visitors for information that can include PII. Whenever a visitor uses Maret’s website to request Admission information, make a gift or donation to Maret, register for an event, or sign up for a service such as the Parents/Guardians directory, information, including PII, may be requested. This information is used to obtain payment and/or to fulfill the user’s request for information or other services.
  • Information gathered automatically
    Unless the user takes steps to browse the internet anonymously, Maret has the ability to track web browsing patterns of website visitors to better understand how the site is being used. The information Maret collects is based on the visitor’s Internet Protocol ("IP") address and is not linked to any specific email address in any of the reports or other material compiled by Maret. The IP address is a series of numbers that identifies the location of each computer or network, and because it is machine specific, it is not, in and of itself, PII. The information Maret gathers may include the browser type, the date and time of the visit, average time spent on the website, pages viewed and any inquiries that may have been made. Maret does not associate any IP address and web usage data with any other information held by the School that can specifically identify the user unless the School is required to do so by law.
  • Cookies
    Cookies are small data files that a website commonly places on a visitor’s hard drive to identify the user when s/he returns. Generic information is collected through the use of cookies to evaluate usage and traffic patterns so that Maret can improve both content and distribution. The user’s browser may be set to warn a her or him before accepting cookies, and the user can choose to refuse cookies by selecting that option in the browser; however, doing so may prevent a user from experiencing the full functionality of the website.

How Maret Uses Information

  • Services
    Maret’s primary purpose in collecting information is to provide services and information to the user. The School may use information that is provided by the user to fulfill requests for products, programs, and services, and to respond to inquiries about the School’s offerings.
  • Website Improvements or Changes
    Maret may use PII and information gathered automatically to improve the experience on the School’s website, to inform the visitor of changes to the website, or to provide the user with other news and information about services the School believes would be of interest.
  • Analytics
    Maret uses Google Analytics to collect information about a visitor’s use of the site. Google Analytics collects information such as how often users visit this site, what pages they visit when they do so, and what other sites they used prior to coming to the School’s site. Maret uses the information from Google Analytics only to improve the School’s site and its functionality. Google Analytics collects only the IP address assigned to the user on the date s/he visits the site; the user’s name or other identifying information is not collected. Maret does not combine the information collected through the use of Google Analytics with PII. Although Google Analytics plants a permanent cookie on the user’s web browser to identify that user as a unique visitor to the website, the cookie cannot be used by anyone but Google. Google’s ability to use and share information collected by Google Analytics is restricted by the Google Analytics Terms of Use and the Google Privacy Policy. Users can prevent Google Analytics from recognizing them on return visits to this site by disabling cookies on their browser. The information transmitted to Google does not include PII.

Disclosure of PII

Maret may disclose PII to respond to legal requirements and enforce Maret’s rules and policies. Such information will be disclosed in accordance with applicable laws and regulations. Maret may also share PII with:

  • Agents, contractors, and/or service providers for Maret who assist with the School’s operations (e.g., the service provider that handles fulfillment of credit card purchases made via the Maret website);
  • Law enforcement or other governmental officials, in response to a verified request relating to an investigation or alleged illegal activity;
  • Third parties that provide a valid subpoena or court order; or
  • Third parties as requested or authorized by the user (or the user’s parent/guardian).

External Links

Maret’s website offers links to other sites that are not owned or affiliated with Maret. These sites have their own security policies, terms of use, and privacy policies. If a user chooses to visit one of these websites, s/he should review the policies of that particular site. Maret School is not responsible for the privacy practices or content of other websites.

Children's Online Privacy Protection Act

Maret School complies with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 ("COPPA"). COPPA requires that website operators never knowingly request PII from anyone under the age of 13 without requesting verifiable parental consent. In accordance with COPPA, the School does not knowingly collect any PII from children under the age of 13. In the event that Maret determines that a user of this site is under the age of 13, the School will not maintain or use her or his PII.

Accessing and Updating PII

When the school community (e.g., parents/guardians) uses the Maret website, the School makes good faith efforts to provide community users with access to their PII to either correct this data if it is inaccurate or to delete such data at their request, unless it is required to be retained by law or for legitimate business purposes. The School asks individual users to identify themselves and the information requested to be accessed, corrected, or removed before processing such requests, and the School may decline to process requests that are unreasonably repetitive or systematic, require disproportionate technical effort, jeopardize the privacy of others, or would be extremely impractical, or for which access is not otherwise required. In any case where Maret provides information access and correction, The School performs this service free of charge, except if doing so would require a disproportionate effort. Because of the way Maret maintains certain services, after a user deletes their information, residual copies may take a period of time before they are deleted from the School’s active servers and may remain in the backup systems. If a user wishes to access or update their information, they should contact techsupport@maret.org.

Changes to Maret’s Policy

Maret reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to change this Privacy Policy in whole or in part, at any time. The School will post substantive changes to the Privacy Policy 30 days before they take effect. Visitors’ continued use of the website after any changes to the Privacy Policy have become effective will be considered acceptance of those changes. Maret encourages all visitors to review this Privacy Policy periodically.

Images on the Maret Website and Social Media Platforms

In addition to protecting the privacy of information a user provides to the School through activity on the website as detailed above, Maret School is also committed to protecting the privacy of people who appear in images posted by the School online.

Maret respects the privacy of every constituent who accesses our website and social media properties, including but not exclusive to the following URLs:
www.maret.org
www.facebook.com/MaretFrogs
www.facebook.com/MaretAlumni
www.instagram.com/maretschool
www.instagram.com/gomaretalumni
twitter.com/maretschool
twitter.com/maretalumni

The School posts images of constituents on the School’s website or on its social media sites (images of current students and alumni are posted most frequently). Maret identifies students by first name only, if at all, in captions associated with posted images. The School does not post, or permit constituents to post, images that might be deemed inappropriate or embarrassing.

Maret will honor all requests by users who wish to have images of themselves removed from the website and/or social media sites. To make such a request, please contact communications@maret.org.

Contact Us

Questions regarding the Privacy Policy should be directed to communications@maret.org.

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